William V. Saffle, Sr.

12/18/1962 - 06/12/2024


Obituary For William V. Saffle, Sr.

William V. Saffle, Sr., age 61 of Elida, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 6:17 a.m., at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center.

Bill was born December 18, 1962, in Lima to Paul J. and Judith Marie (Reynolds) Saffle, Sr. His father survives in Lima and his mother preceded him in death. On July 18, 1981, he married Loretta K. Heising who preceded him in death on June 15, 2020.

Also surviving are their sons: William (Stephanie) Saffle, Jr. of Spencerville and John (Heather) Saffle of Lima; two granddaughters: Zoe and Aria Saffle; and his siblings: Paul J. (Georgiana) Saffle, Jr., and Victoria (Dewey) Green both of Lima; plus his fiancée, Vonda Helmig of Lima.

Bill was also preceded in death by his father's second wife, Gloria Irene Saffle.

He was a 1981 graduate of Elida High School. He worked at Lima Fire Equipment for 30 years and was currently employed at I.O.S in maintenance. He was a member of the Lima Moose Lodge #199 and a former member of the Lima Eagles. He was most likely to be found, tinkering in his garage with his dune buggy.

Per Bill's wishes, he will be cremated with no services at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to his family.

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  • 07/06/2024

    Paul, Vicky and rest of family....just read of Billy's passing as we don't get the Lima sorry. We will keep everyone in our prayers.... Donny and Cheryl (Sites) Paugh....(Dola family)

  • 06/17/2024

    I did not know that Bill was sick. I worked with Bill for almost 30 years at lima fire equipment. He was a good friend and a good co-worker. I am very sorry for his two boys who Bill loved dearly. His grand kids, his dad, his siblings, and his fiance. Mike Newland

  • 06/16/2024

    Friend of Bill and Lori for many years, hate it for the grandkids and all who loved them. Bill always had some helpful tips or a great story when sitting around together with him and my brother Scott, a longtime close friend of Bill's, my deepest condolences to the the boys and the fiancé

  • 06/14/2024

    My deepest sympathy to Bill's family and friends. Lori and Bill were my classmates. Lisa Gilbert Ciminillo Elida High School Class of 1981

  • 06/14/2024

    So sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was a good friend to many of us across the street at ASAP. He always showed up with an easy grin, witty comments and a helping hand. My deepest sympathies to his family and fiancé. Renee Ciminillo Jayne

  • 06/14/2024

    John, My deepest sympathies on losing your dad. Judy

  • 06/14/2024

    Paul and family, sorry to hear of your brother's passing.

  • 06/14/2024

    I was so saddened to hear about Bill, didn't know he was dealing with this. My deepest sympathys to his family. It's so sad that these circumstances are how families touch each other anymore. Love and hugs to all!!

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